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How my menstrual cycle affects my running

Photo by Filip Mroz on Unsplash 7 years ago I’ve just restarted Parkrun after a 7-year absence! Now I’m very conscious of where I am in my menstrual cycle when I run so I know when not to run, when to build-up, when to push it, when to go easy and why some days it’s...

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Menstrual Doodles – Book Review

The best things come in small packages Menstrual Doodles is a fabulous little book. Little it may be, but it is rich in practical information. Written in a light and humorous style, it brings on a wry smile and even made me laugh out loud a couple of times! It...

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10 Reasons to Switch to Cloth Pads

1. They’re lovely and soft against your skin so you hardly feel like you’re wearing a pad. 2. They’re flexible so they mould to the curve of your body and move with you. 3. There’s no sticky backing so you never get your pubic hair agonisingly pulled if you get your...

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The Myth of Letting Go

  Letting go of thoughts and emotions is often talked about in the worlds of yoga, meditation and spirituality. It is held up as an important ability to have and is an integral part of many practices. And yet I always struggled with the entire concept. What did...

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When to slow down and why

  Slowing down is an alien concept to most of us. The culture in which we live likes us to be speedy, efficient and productive. If we are slow and seemingly unproductive it is often seen as a sign of weakness or laziness. It’s certainly not encouraged. But those...

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